“Statutory junk” is my term for the mishmash of statutory commands to administrative agencies that have accumulated over the decades and now are having unintended consequences. Enforceable in a court of law, even a few words of statutory junk can thwart a statutory purpose or impose unnecessary burdens on the public. Unfortunately, Congress typically fails to protect us from the statutory junk. I propose a series of solutions to make Legislators discard legislative trash.
Schoenbrod, David, "Cleaning Out the Statutory Junk" (2018). Articles & Chapters. 1406.